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I saw this article at another site. They got to talking about lynching, defining it and talking about how politicians have misappropriated it [Goolge: Clarence Thomas+High Tech Lynching].

Then they got to questioning how the SC law defines lynching as "any attack on a person by a group that causes injury" [paraphrasing]. They all gave reasons for the disconnect between the SC law and lynching's historic racial context; some even priased the law's "color-blindness."

I would argue that the reason for the law's color-blindness is intentional. It now allows Black folk to be convicted of lynching, rather than say assault. Doing this denigrates the significance of Hate crime and Race legislation.
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